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Acoustic Voice to Stage North American Premiere of CALL ME MISS BIRDS EYE, 7/8-19Acoustic Voice to Stage North American Premiere of CALL ME MISS BIRDS EYE, 7/8-19
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Australia's Acoustic Voice, the only acoustic theater company in the world,  announced today the North American premiere of Call Me Miss Birds Eye: A Celebration of Ethel Merman, in its pre-Broadway run at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater, July 8 through July 19, 2015. (more...)

American Heroes Channel to Premiere New Series WHAT HISTORY FORGOTAmerican Heroes Channel to Premiere New Series WHAT HISTORY FORGOT
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

Now, these fascinating and surprising stories come alive in American Heroes Channel's (AHC) new, six-part series, WHAT HISTORY FORGOT. (more...)

Stanford TAPS Reclaims EVITA's Legacy with Two Versions of the Musical's Leading LadyStanford TAPS Reclaims EVITA's Legacy with Two Versions of the Musical's Leading Lady
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Stanford University's DEPARTMENT OF THEATER & PERFORMANCE STUDIES (TAPS) closes its 2014-15 performance season with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning rock opera EVITA. (more...)

Julianne Moore & More Stars Pledge to 'Wear Orange' on National Gun Awareness DayJulianne Moore & More Stars Pledge to 'Wear Orange' on National Gun Awareness Day
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Today, more than 25 cultural influencers and 60 U.S. Mayors joined the coalition of best-in-class organizations and activists pledging to 'Wear Orange' a color that symbolizes the value of human life on June 2 nd (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Season Premiere & More New on Hulu This WeekAMERICA'S GOT TALENT Season Premiere & More New on Hulu This Week
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2015

The Season 10 Premiere of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT is among the new shows new on Hulu this week. Check out the full list below (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/22 - 5/29 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/22 - 5/29 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2015

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/22 - 5/29, airing on NBC (more...)

The Hajjar Hooligans to Play 54 Below, 5/23The Hajjar Hooligans to Play 54 Below, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Bergen County's Michael & Brian Hajjar in 'Hajjar Hooligans' on May 23rd 2015 at 11:30 pm. (more...)

'Creators, Conversations and Cocktails' Series to Launch at Bay Street with NOVEL IDEAS, 6/5'Creators, Conversations and Cocktails' Series to Launch at Bay Street with NOVEL IDEAS, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce CREATORS, COCKTAILS, & CONVERSATIONS series, presented by Bay Street Theater and Hamptons magazine. The series begins with "Novel Ideas" on June 5. Enjoy a glass of wine and join six authors as they dish on their latest books.  (more...)

Scoop: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC - Week of May 25, 2015Scoop: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC - Week of May 25, 2015
by TV Scoop - May 21, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, airing on NBC for the week of May 25, 2015! (more...)

Freda Payne to Perform at Yoshi's in Oakland This WeekendFreda Payne to Perform at Yoshi's in Oakland This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

FREDA PAYNE is a Detroit native who never realized her talents until the early age of twelve. Her piano teacher discovered her singing ability and from that point on Freda was singing for local affairs around Detroit and even entered talent contest on local TV as well as the national TV show, Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young ArtistsFlorida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2015-16 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program. (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/21 - 5/27 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/21 - 5/27 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 21, 2015

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/21 - 5/27, airing on NBC (more...)

EPIX Unveils Two New Original SeriesEPIX Unveils Two New Original Series
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2015

Premium TV network EPIX announced today that it is adding original, scripted series to its programming slate, beginning with series from its joint-venture studio partners Paramount, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Candlelight's EVITA a Model RevivalBWW Reviews: Candlelight's EVITA a Model Revival
by Don Grigware - May 19, 2015

Tim Rice's & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita has had a thirty-seven year international love affair with the public since it premiered in 1978 in London and in 1979 on Broadway. The latest local reincarnation currently at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, Claremont until June 28 is lovingly directed by Chuck Ketter and excellently choreographed by Roger Castellano. (more...)

Samantha DeBianchi to Speak at Global Real Estate Conference in Australia's Gold CoastSamantha DeBianchi to Speak at Global Real Estate Conference in Australia's Gold Coast
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

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U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Supporting 5th Annual ''Kids to Parks Day' Saturday, May 16, 2015U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Supporting 5th Annual ''Kids to Parks Day' Saturday, May 16, 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

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New Broad-Based Coalition Announces June 2 as First-Ever National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Calls on Americans Nationwide to 'Wear Orange'New Broad-Based Coalition Announces June 2 as First-Ever National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Calls on Americans Nationwide to 'Wear Orange'
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

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Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2015 to Benefit Urban Initiatives, Honor Callow & Rashad, 6/8Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2015 to Benefit Urban Initiatives, Honor Callow & Rashad, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the transformative power of Shakespeare with GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/12/2015 - Paige's STILL HERE, Agron in London, CABARET in D.C., Mazzie's Album and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/12/2015 - Paige's STILL HERE, Agron in London, CABARET in D.C., Mazzie's Album and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 12, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Elaine Paige's goodbye concert screens stateside, McQUEEN with GLEE's Dianna Agron starts in London, CABARET begins in D.C. and more! (more...)

Elaine Paige's I'M STILL HERE Farewell Concert Screens in the U.S. TodayElaine Paige's I'M STILL HERE Farewell Concert Screens in the U.S. Today
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

ScreenLive presents a unique and ground-breaking evening in cinemas worldwide when the incomparable Elaine Paige brings her sell-out 50th Anniversary Farewell Concert I'M STILL HERE, filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, to the big screen. (more...)

LaChiusa's 'FIRST LADY' Follow-Up with Mary Testa and Rachel Bay Jones, THE ODYSSEY Musical Adaptation & More Set for The Public's 2015-16 SeasonLaChiusa's 'FIRST LADY' Follow-Up with Mary Testa and Rachel Bay Jones, THE ODYSSEY Musical Adaptation & More Set for The Public's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2015-16 season, continuing the theater's six-decade tradition of producing theater that is accessible to all. (more...)

Danny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at Tomorrow's OpeningDanny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at Tomorrow's Opening
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival announces that acclaimed playwright/director/actor Danny Hoch will receive the 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at this year's Opening Night event, which will take place tomorrow, May 12th at 8:00 p.m. at 40/40 Club (6 West 25th Street, NYC). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kerry Ellis and Brian May Perform Live in VeronaSTAGE TUBE: Kerry Ellis and Brian May Perform Live in Verona
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2015

Kerry Ellis recently joined Brian May on stage in Verona for a live performance. Check out the full video below! (more...)

Pennsylvania Student Teams' Innovation Recognized at Governor's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) CompetitionPennsylvania Student Teams' Innovation Recognized at Governor's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

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Photo Flash: Tommy Tune, Shannon Elizabeth and More Celebrate Tamsen Fadal's 'THE NEW SINGLE' Book LaunchPhoto Flash: Tommy Tune, Shannon Elizabeth and More Celebrate Tamsen Fadal's 'THE NEW SINGLE' Book Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The launch party for Tamsen Fadal's new book: THE NEW SINGLE: Finding, Fixing & Falling Back In Love With Yourself was held Tuesday, June 2nd at Urbo Restaurant in Times Square. Tamsen Fadal is an author, & seven-time Emmy-winning Anchor, for PIX 11 News at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Melissa Gordon's New Solo Show Set for UCB Chelsea TomorrowMelissa Gordon's New Solo Show Set for UCB Chelsea Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Writer, performer, Melissa Gordon's new solo show Fresh will be performed at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in Chelsea on Thursday, June 4th at 8:00 pm. The production is directed by Michael Hartney who is a member of UCB Harold Team The Governess. Fresh was recently selected for a summer run at UCB, additional dates will be announced in mid-June. (more...)

Exclusive: Moments in the Woods- Inside the INTO THE WOODS Original Cast Reunion at BAMExclusive: Moments in the Woods- Inside the INTO THE WOODS Original Cast Reunion at BAM
by Randy Rainbow - Jun 29, 2015

Can you believe it's been almost 28 years since the original production of Into the Woods opened on Broadway? Seems like only yesterday my mother was dragging a 6-year-old me, literally kicking and screaming, from below the marquee of the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld) to the Winter Garden Theatre where Cats was playing. (I wanted desperately to see Into the Woods, but a family 'friend' told my parents that Cats would be more appropriate for my age group. Thanks for ruining my life, lady.) In the right light, you can still to this day see my claw marks scraped along 45th Street. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Attend Opening Ceremony of 2015 Special Olympics World GamesFirst Lady Michelle Obama to Attend Opening Ceremony of 2015 Special Olympics World Games
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games (LA2015) is proud to announce Michelle Obama's attendance at the Opening Ceremony on July 25, 2015 (more...)

Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series, in association with Jacob Langfelder, is excited to announce that "Love Me: Downtown and Downunder - A Pride Celebration" will take place on the historic music stage on this Sunday, June 28 at 10:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BUYER AND CELLAR Brings Fabulous Fun to Pittsburgh PublicBWW Reviews: BUYER AND CELLAR Brings Fabulous Fun to Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Jun 25, 2015

A former 'Buffy' star, a legendary superstar, a make-out on the Matterhorn- what more could you want? (more...)

Artists Lounge Live Series at Metropolis Returns This FallArtists Lounge Live Series at Metropolis Returns This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

 Michael Ingersoll and Metropolis present the next season of Artists Lounge Live at Metropolis, featuring top Broadway and Broadway in Chicago stars in solo concerts. (more...)

VIDEO: Bellamy Young Talks 'Scandal' & More on TODAYVIDEO: Bellamy Young Talks 'Scandal' & More on TODAY
by - Jun 24, 2015

Bellamy Young who plays the First Lady of the United States on the popular drama "Scandal" stopped by NBC's TODAY, where she revealed her birth name, Amy Maria Young. (more...)

Aretha Franklin & More Set for TV One's THE GOSPEL TRADITION, 6/26
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

In honor of Black Music Month, TV One will pay tribute to gospel music with the broadcast special The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House. (more...)

New Musical ACAPPELLA to Play NYMFNew Musical ACAPPELLA to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Grep Cooper Productions, LLC LLC have announced that Virginia Woodruff (Violet, Leap of Faith, The Color Purple, All Shook Up, Smokey Joe's Cafe), Cheryl A. Freeman (The Who's Tommy , Disney's Hercules), Tyler Hardwick , Anthony Chatmon II , Miche Braden and Darilyn Castillo have joined the cast of ACAPPELLA. Rounding out the company are Katrina R. Dideriksen, Gavyn Pickens, Emily Goglia, Rachel Gavaletz, Janelle McDermoth, Darryl Williams, Alex Koceja and Garrett Turner. (more...)

Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne & More Among SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES Star-Studded LineupStevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne & More Among SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES Star-Studded Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The world's largest sports and humanitarian event this year – the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) – today announced its initial star-studded lineup for the event's Opening Ceremony (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (June 17, 2015) –Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh will lead the orchestra in their annual Independence Day celebrations at Oregon Ridge Park on July 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater GALA 2015 Raises $1.2 MillionChicago Shakespeare Theater GALA 2015 Raises $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrated Shakespeare's vibrant legacy with GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, raising $1.2 million for Chicago Shakespeare in Urban Communities initiatives. Three hundred and fifty of Chicago's civic, corporate and cultural leaders attended the event benefiting CST's award-winning engagement programs including Team Shakespeare education initiatives and Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the fifth annual Spirit of Shakespeare Awards to this year's Civic Honoree, Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and ITW Vice Chairman David Parry and his wife Ros Parry, and Artistic Honorees, Simon Callow and Phylicia Rash?d. (more...)

Melissa Gordon's Solo Show FRESH Set for UCB, 7/9 & 29Melissa Gordon's Solo Show FRESH Set for UCB, 7/9 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Writer, performer, Melissa Gordon's new solo show Fresh will be performed at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in Chelsea on Thursday, July 9th and Wednesday, July 29th at 8:00 pm. The production is directed by Michael Hartney who is a member of UCB Harold Team, The Governess. Fresh was recently selected for a summer run at UCB. August dates will be announced soon.  (more...)

44 Governors' Spouses and Four U.S. Governors Become 'Reading Ambassadors' for 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge44 Governors' Spouses and Four U.S. Governors Become 'Reading Ambassadors' for 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

NEW YORK, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Share this release: http://bit.ly/1JP9BRk (more...)

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Monologue Highlights - 6/9LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Monologue Highlights - 6/9
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Below, check out 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' monologue highlights from last night's broadcast. (more...)

'The Queen of Bel Canto' Opera Star Jessica Pratt Returns to Victorian Opera for One Performance, July 2'The Queen of Bel Canto' Opera Star Jessica Pratt Returns to Victorian Opera for One Performance, July 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Dubbed the Queen of Bel Canto singing by European critics, celebrated Australian operatic export Jessica Pratt returns home for one performance only in Victorian Opera's I Puritani at Hamer Hall on Thursday 2 July.  (more...)

Siemens Offers $22K Donation to Hope For The WarriorsSiemens Offers $22K Donation to Hope For The Warriors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

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Photo Flash: Tommy Tune, 2CELLOS, Martina McBride, Joss Stone, Boyz II Men and More Perform at Ford's Theatre's 2015 GalaPhoto Flash: Tommy Tune, 2CELLOS, Martina McBride, Joss Stone, Boyz II Men and More Perform at Ford's Theatre's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former United States Attorney General Eric Holder, United States Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, United States Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, actor George Newbern, members of Congress and other distinguished guests attended the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala the evening of Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Scoop: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE - *Season Premiere* on FOX - Monday, June 1, 2015Scoop: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE - *Season Premiere* on FOX - Monday, June 1, 2015
by - Jun 1, 2015

Get all the scoop on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE - *Season Premiere*, airing on FOX on Monday, June 1, 2015! (more...)

Top 20 Finalists Revealed on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCETop 20 Finalists Revealed on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe - announced the Top 10 stage finalists and Top 10 street finalists on Season 12 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama Named Honorary Chair of Women's Voices Theater FestivalFirst Lady Michelle Obama Named Honorary Chair of Women's Voices Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Women's Voices Theater Festival organizers today announced that First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama will serve as Honorary Chair of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, which unites more than 50 professional theater companies in the nation's capital region, September through October 2015. She joins a prestigious group of theater artists and advocates on the Honorary Committee supporting the Festival's mission to celebrate the work of women in theater. Additionally, eight ancillary events sponsored by The Washington Post have been announced during the Festival, to be hosted by the seven originating theaters-Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company-along with Festival participant Theater J. (more...)

ELLA FITZGERALD Tribute Set for Metropolis, 8/6ELLA FITZGERALD Tribute Set for Metropolis, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Metropolis and Michael Ingersoll present the electrifying musical event Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song starring jazz chanteuse Karen Marie Richardson on August 6, 2015. (more...)

First Lady Of We The Best Music Group Steph Lecor Releases New Single 'Saturday'First Lady Of We The Best Music Group Steph Lecor Releases New Single 'Saturday'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the new single 'Saturday' by Steph Lecor. This brand new track is currently available to stream and download on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. (more...)

'Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series' 2015/16 Season Announced!'Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series' 2015/16 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

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Dunfield Theatre Cambridge to Present CANADIAN LEGENDSDunfield Theatre Cambridge to Present CANADIAN LEGENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Dunfield Theatre Cambridge is celebrating the Great Canadian Song Book with Canadian Legends, an incredible musical odyssey featuring over 80 anthems that inspires so much pride and awe audiences can't help but exclaim, "I didn't know THAT was Canadian!" throughout. (more...)

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